Friday, October 28, 2011

Facts about our Solar System

In 2006 Pluto was downgraded but now there are four dwarf planets in the solar system.

I was really shocked when I found out that our sun wasn’t that big and that there are other stars which are much bigger than the sun. Some people call the sun the star. That’s why in lots of sayings people and many scientists say that the sun is the closest star to earth. The sun’s surface is called the photosphere. The temperature of the photosphere is about 10,000 Fahrenheit. Did you know that the sun is made out of 92% hydrogen, 7% helium and the rest is other low number gasses.

The moon does not give off light of its own. It is the sun that gives light to the moon. The moon reflects the suns light.

Falealupo in Samoa is the last place in the whole world to see the sunset which I think is pretty cool.

Other interesting facts:
Pluto is about the same age as the Sun which is about 4.5 billion years old.
The clouds of Venus is filled with sulfuric acid.
Venus has mountains that are higher than Earth.One of the mountains names are Maat Mons which is more than 5 miles high.
Scientists have found out that Venus is the brightest planet viewed from Earth.The reason why they know this is because the planet rotates from East to West. The only other planet that does this is Uranus.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Holiday Highlight

Holiday highlight

Wow it was that time again it was the end of term 3 already and we were all off for our two week holiday.

My holiday highlight was the last day which was yesterday even though I had two weeks of holiday I really didn’t do anything at all because it was so boring for the first . The only part I liked for the first week was when it was my birthday.

I really liked yesterday because I went with our church youth to Okahu bay and we played sports like volley and touch. It was so cool and it was really funny.
Apart from all that there was also something else that I really enjoyed. It was our church General Conference which was held at the Lunn Ave LDS chapel.

The conference was so long that it took 6 hours it had started at 9:00am all the way through to 2:00pm. This conference was for everyone in the whole world who were Mormons.
At this conference our leading Prophet and his first and second counsellors spoke to us for at least one and a half hours . There were also some other people like our young women and young men’s leaders.

My favourite talk was when it was our Prophet talking our prophets name is Prophet Thomas s. Monsen he is really funny and he told us lots of amazing things about him that has happened in his life and he also shared with us and the rest of the mormons the great blessings that he had received when he first became a member of the church.

The funniest story he told us was when he was a little boy his older brother took the washing to the Laundry when he had left Thomas s. Monsen just remembered about his five dollars that he had left in the back pocket of his jeans that he wore. So he prayed about his five dollars that his heavenly father can keep it safe. Everyone all started laughing when he said that. I started thinking to myself and thought that his five dollars might get all soggy and rip apart.
But when he heard his brother came back with the washing he sprinted down stairs to go look for his jeans and wow I couldn’t beleive it he had found his five dollars just sitting in the pocket.

When he told us I was totally amazed and now I know that for sure blessings are true and they can happen whenever or wherever.
At end of the conference I went home so tired and sleepy so when I got home I fell into a deep sleep.


This morning Room 21 headed off to the courts for our first tennis lesson with Marcelle.
Before we even started we all had to get one racket and one tennis ball each. Then Marcelle set some challenges for us. One of the most hardest challenges was when we had to hit the tennis on the flat side and then on the hard side which was the smaller side. It was a hard challenge. The easiest challenge for me was when we had to flip the racket over well the ball was on top.

Next we had to find a partner. My partner was Mui. One of us had to go on one side of the net and the other had to stay on the other side. All of my side had to put our rackets down so we only had to have our tennis balls so that we could throw it under arm to our partner on the other side. It was so funny when I first threw it to Mui because she hit it not to me but the tennis ball went right pass me.

Then the real game happened instead of the game being tennis Marcelle named it the king of the court. For this game everyone that was on each of the courts had to all line up in one line . The person in our group that I think was really good is Sharon because she won nearly everything.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Meeting the Manu Samoa Team...

When I met the Manu Samoa I was so happy to see them and talk to them face to face. The person that I really wanted to meet was Alesana Tuilagi because I have heard that Alesana Tuilagi has made some big hits on people during his rugby career. Another person that I was bursting and couldn't wait to meet was Maurie Faasavalu. I really wanted to meet him because I used to live with him in Samoa when I was still very young. Maurie was a police officer but has now grown up to be a Manu Samoa Rugby player.

Well we were at the Telstra Clear center we took heaps more like loads of photos with them.
Even though there RWC 2011 season is over I will still support them for the next world cup in 2015. GO THE MANU ??